100th Day of School Shirts (without complicating things!)
I love schools that celebrate the 100th day of school. We didn’t do this when I was a child but my kids have always gone to schools that did and we have a blast with it.
As usual, my daughter’s kindergarten class has sent out assignments for each child to bring 100 of one thing. This year it is snack items. Katy Rose was asked to bring 100 cheese crackers and 100 raisins. I think her teacher is going to combine them to make a snack mix bag for each child in the class. Brady is a much older kid (according to the him) and they aren’t doing anything like that but he still wants to celebrate.
These shirts are something I whipped up for the first time back when Brady was in kindergarten and they were a big hit with the kids. Even as “old” as he is now, he still said he’d like one to wear to school on the 100th day.
All I do is buy some colored permanent markers and two inexpensive white shirts. I didn’t spend more than five dollars on each shirt and the markers were just a few dollars as well. After your kids wear them, they make great sleep shirts so you are still getting your money’s worth.
But most importantly, they are easy for you to make with your kids and an awful lot of fun. Sure, they aren’t works of art or precise or anything but didn’t I just say they are easy and fun? Alrighty then, lets have fun!
This is Brady’s shirt all set up and ready to start.
The class pet, Whiskers, is visiting us so he decided to oversee this project. Sitting beside him is Sophie, one of our family “pets”. I guess she is helping, too.
All I’m doing here is using a plain white t shirt and some sharpies. I didn’t even wash the shirt first.
Oh, and I tore up a cardboard box from the garage and shoved part of it up inside the shirt so my writing wouldn’t bleed through.
I write 100′s on the front and the back.
You can see a few from the back in this photo because the cardboard was out when I took it.
This is Katy’s, she wanted hers in Valentine colors so I did dark pink, light pink, and red.
She decided that she wanted to write her name on the back of hers, too.
Okay, that was easy.
Now I’m going to iron these puppies to help set in the ink and then I’ll just throw them in the washer after the kids wear them.
The color won’t bleed if you iron it and like I said, they’ll make great sleep shirts!
Even though it only took me about ten minutes, that got old Whiskers all tuckered out so he is now rocking in the sunroom with Lucy and Sophie.
Now back to being a Mama. Hope you have a great evening!
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